Local slimmers have lost an incredible combined weight of 1429 stone so far as part of their challenge to slim down for the festive season - the equivalent of nine small cars!
Members of eight Slimming World groups in our area - including Louth and North Somercotes - dreamed of a lighter Christmas when they embarked on their slimming journey in January, and their winter weight loss wishes have now come true.
Jane Rylands-Bolton, who runs the Louth Meridian Leisure Centre group on Wednesday mornings, says she’s extremely proud of all of the slimmers.
Jane added: “In October we asked everyone to think about what they wanted to achieve by Christmas. Everyone’s wishes were different, from weight-loss targets like losing a stone or reaching their target weight, to other aims such as fitting into a certain outfit.
“Whatever it was, it reminded members how important their weight loss was to them and helped to keep them focused throughout the run up to Christmas.
“Each week in our group we share recipes, advice and ideas for coping with potential pitfalls, from Christmas parties to shopping trips, and by sharing ideas and keeping each other motivated, members at group have been able to stay on track and reach their goals.”
Emma Hudson, from Louth, has lost 1st 3lbs since the Christmas campaign began, and an impressive five stone altogether since joining Slimming World earlier in the year.
Emma said: “I love Christmas and New Year and I was determined not to have another year of feeling overweight and frumpy at family gatherings and parties.
“I can’t believe how different I feel in such a short space of time and I haven’t had to do anything drastic either, just make small easy changes to my eating and activity levels. I’ve learned how to make healthy choices and I know I’ve got the tools to be slim for life, so I’m confident I’ll be able to keep the weight off throughout the rest of Christmas and New Year, into 2016 and beyond.
• New members are always welcome at Slimming World. Call Jane on 01673 838071 for more information, or go along to your nearest session - find yours at www.slimmingworld.co.uk.